Immigration policies highlight the need for more professionals in STEM fields

In his inaugural address, freshly reelected President Barack Obama took time to call for immigration reform, especially noting the need for rule changes to better accommodate those with upper-tier educations and high-tech skills.

The so-called ‘STEM’ visa issue – STEM standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - is something that was knocked around towards the end of the previous Congress. However, the push became mired in a bid to end other visa options as part of creation of tens of thousands of new visa for those most educated.

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